Android Community Nightly: December 27th, 2012

December 27, 2012
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Hello world, thanks for stopping by to get a quick rundown of anything and everything that happened in the world of Android today. Below you'll find tons of news about Samsung and their slew of devices, some cool NFC technology and wireless charging in cars, and much much more. Read on to get your daily Android news fix.

Today we'll start off with Samsung, because as usual they rocked the news outlets with plenty of interesting information. When you have millions and millions of sales and more devices coming the news tends to float around with ease. First off a rather fun Galaxy S IV concept video was released, and nothing you see is real -- but it's fun nonetheless. Samsung announced the original Galaxy Note would receive Jelly Bean and the multi-view features, and at the same time AT&T updated their Note II with multi-window support and more. And last but not least Samsung released another TV ad spot worth checking out, just for fun.

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In other fun upgrade news the somewhat popular Tegra 3 powered Toshiba Excite 7.7 was updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Oh, and the bigger Excite 10 got the same upgrade treat. While we're talking about Toshiba they unveiled their new camera module for smartphones with Lytro-like features. It'll take 500,000 images at once and let you tweak and refocus the entire photo before finalizing the image. It's amazing and I want it now!

Then as usual we'll end on a speed round of random goodness. Bluestacks for MAC brings all Android apps to OSX, Huawei's Ascend D2 quad-core smartphone leaked in the wild, and OUYA is shipping dev kits starting today. T-Mobile is getting ready to release Jelly Bean for the HTC One S, and Hyundai wants us to unlock our cars with NFC tags and replace our keys with smartphones. We'll end on a good note. Check out Google's round up of best apps, movies and music of 2012 by clicking here.

See ya tomorrow for a fantastic Friday!


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